5/25/16 Highly publicized school shootings have created an atmosphere of fear in college campuses around the country, and in reacting to that fear some schools have put in place measures that needlessly prevent people with criminal convictions, and even sometimes merely high school disciplinary records, from applying to or attending college.
Recent trends are moving toward a softening of our treatment toward those convicted of criminal offenses, and a return to a more realistic, forgiving approach which does not further punish the person by withholding opportunities to housing, jobs to support themselves and their families, education and training, and more.
A recent publication from the Department of Education warns colleges against using a person’s criminal record alone to exclude applicants; instead they are urged to evaluate each case individually.
To read a recent editorial on this issue from the New York Times, please see the link below:
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